Learn the secret to hide posts on your blog without losing traffic from Pinterest and other sources!
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Although I rebranded in January 2015, I spent the rest of the year honing Hey, Let’s Make Stuff into what I really wanted to be known for. Looking through my old posts, I realized there were types of posts that I didn’t want to do anymore. Here’s how I hide blog posts—without losing traffic!
The best example is recipes. I’ve created recipes over the years, but I realized that, for the most part, I never really enjoyed it. In particular, I hate photographing food and I would often end up frustrated. So I decided to let the food bloggers blog about food since they do it best, and I would stick to making other stuff.
But I couldn’t just delete the posts. All of them are pinned, some with decent re-pins. If I deleted the posts, then all of those pins would lead to a 404 error.
So here’s my little trick: I took them out of my navigation. They still exist. You can search for “meat sauce” and come up with my recipe (it’s tasty!) but a new visitor wouldn’t know I once created recipes.
I also untagged and uncategorized a few of my old posts that I just don’t love. They don’t show up in my indexing or menus, but still exist if someone clicks on a pin. I may go back and re-photograph them at some point, but for now, they remain hidden.
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